Photoshop Color Strategies By John Paul Caponigro

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True mastery of color requires not only knowing how to use the various color tools available to you, but also knowing how to choose between them, when to apply them, and why to apply them to achieve specific color effects. You can combine all of this new knowledge to craft your own unique artistic signature style. Put the unprecedented power and precision of digital color to work for you and your images now.

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Defining color and examining the components that make up color
Making records of color is helpful in remembering specific colors
There are a lot of factors that influence how we see color. It is important to know them
Aid your visual thinking using variations, masks, and duplicates
Photoshop is a very powerful tool. Take time to explore possibilities when working with color
Ideal color, ambient light, and synthetic are three classifications that will help organize your colors
This is an important early step for all visual artists who want to establish a distinct style
We respond physically and psychologically to color
How to use components of color to make images seem more light filled
Luminosity is something our minds use to interpret form, volume, and space
Manipulating hue contrast will add energy to your images
Blend objects together or spread the ambient energy throughout the entire image
Saturation acts as a kind color volume
Quiet the image by reducing the saturation of color
These are memory colors that help us to see tiny shifts in hue because they act as a standard
Simple selections, gradients, blurred selections and selection tools
An important principle that deals with the push and pull of the three components of color
Important to consider when producing ambient effects
Simulate the ambient effect of night
Inverting luminosity and inverting hue to produce some unique effects
Enhance the color values inside the image by pulling the colors of one object onto another
Thinking in new ways and imagining the possibilities of what we can do with color
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John Paul Caponigro


John Paul Caponigro, the author of Adobe Photoshop Master Class, is an internationally reknowned artist. A contributing editor for Digital Photo Pro and Camera Arts and a columnist for Photoshop User and, he teaches workshops both privately in his studio and at select public venues. A member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, a Cano...

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  1. Profile photo of Steven Steven

    Photoshop Color Strategies By John Paul Caponigro
    After lesson 4 there doesn’t seem to be any live video, only a static screen.
    At least in lessons 5 and 6. Something seems wrong.

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      You are correct. There appears to be an issue with Lesson 5. The screen stays static for the duration of the lesson. I have contacted the author about a replacement video. Hopefully, we will have the new video soon.
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    These videos have totally changed my way of thinking – amazing insight – thanks so much for sharing —- Yes, please post my feedback

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